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Sigma DP2 Merrill
Sigma dp2 Quattro

Size / Weight: dp2 Quattro vs DP2 Merrill

The Sigma dp2 Quattro grows significantly in size and weight but since the grip is built-in, some weight savings accrue by not needing a camera plate with the grip portion.

Assuming use on a tripod, one will want at least a base plate and likely the “L” portion as well (for mounting in portrait orientation). And for the DP2 Merrill, the grip is a big plus. When the grip weight is accounted for (88g vs 79g), the two camera weights are identical within about 9 grams.

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The DP Merrills fit into a cycling jersey pocket; the Quattro is not so easily stowed due to its awkward shape with substantially larger dimensions. The dp2 Quattro is unbalanced to the right side (grip and battery), thus if not fully inserted into a pocket, it could tend to pop out on a ride.

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